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Bilstein 6112

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by KnoxTac0713, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Mar 15, 2016 at 7:23 AM
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    KnoxTac0713

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    I remember when these came out most were reporting more lift than advertised. Is this still the case or did the height eventually settle down to where it should be?
     
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  2. Mar 15, 2016 at 6:06 PM
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    No mine are not settling. I have maxtrac bspindles with these on the 3rd setting. My front like 3 inches higher than my rear with expos and a bed shell. Gonna move em down soon
     
  3. Mar 20, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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    I installed 6112's on my truck this weekend and the 3rd setting gave me exactly 2" despite the 1.59" advertised. My truck is a bit lighter than most though being an Access cab with a 6spd.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2016 at 12:06 PM
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    Thanks. I'm just under 2 now with my current set up. I'm thinking I might go with 3rd setting if I get these.
    How's the ride?
     
  5. Mar 20, 2016 at 12:11 PM
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  6. Mar 20, 2016 at 2:23 PM
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    I don't have experience riding in anything other than a stock truck, but I'm more than happy with the ride. The truck eats railroad crossings, crappy roads and has significantly less roll on freeway on-ramps. It's firm, but surprisingly compliant. It's everything I hoped for. I don't regret not taking the next step with one of the big 3 (King, Icon, Fox).

    While I acknowledge their is a place for the big 3, I think the 6112 provides a whole lot of what a full coilover offers at a much reduced price point making it a SOLID middle of the road solution to the suspension dilemma.

    If I could refund this purchase and make another, I'd pass on the opportunity.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2016 at 5:55 PM
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    Had these installed today. DCSB 4x4. Installed on 3rd notch. Right now both sides are at 2" over stock height at that location day one. I'm sure they will settle. 1/4 top plate on driver, it's still 1/4" lower on driver side (was stock too). I'll miss that on the adjustable style. 1st pic is driver, 2nd passenger. 11e248d0be4f7c8a9d246c1dc4d89b5f_059a778e303f49c6dc9ab18e40836d640641026f.jpg23665fdf1da1cec541f053a04118fe7e_36ff253a59168696241b1a972590cfae5037b59d.jpg1ead8360caa658845068d5dc4d52ffb8_3e9d35265dd8ecc4b2bb30f9a518e22da796bd25.jpg
     
  8. Apr 5, 2016 at 6:14 PM
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    Yep! Just installed these bad boys! 4th notch 3"
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  9. May 4, 2016 at 5:13 PM
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    Any settlement? I'm getting ready to install mine with 1.5" AAL and trying to decide 3 rd or 4th notch.
     
  10. May 4, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    In a month and about 1200 miles they have settled right at about 1/4 inch on both sides. Hopefully that's it.
     
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  11. May 4, 2016 at 5:51 PM
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    Did you do anything to rear? Level or rake?
    Thx
     
  12. May 4, 2016 at 5:55 PM
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    No lift. Standard 3+1 factory. Sits pretty level. Looks like it has some bro lean in that picture but I can't see it when I look at it in person.
     
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    06 double cab shortbed pre runner.. 4th notch with aal. Truck sits level with no settling. 24" center of hub to front fender.
     
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    How are you guys with the 6112's liking them now that you've got some miles on them?

    They're still my #1 choice when I decide to upgrade.
     
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    I like them. Ride is good on 3rd notch. I can't imagine it's much tougher on 4th. I haven't had it in dirt yet.
     
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    Been in the dirt and these are good to go! Better than anything in the price range.
     
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  18. May 5, 2016 at 12:14 PM
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    I'm likem a lot! There a bit stiffer than stock but not harsh. I would recommend removing ur sway bar. I tried it off then on and ended up removing it again. Just felt a lot better off.
    I did bomb a pot hole infested dirt road the other day bout 60-65 and the wife commented how much smoother the truck was as she had a death grip on the o shit handle.
    I've not had any experience with fox or icon but I can't believe they would be that much better but I don't know? If I was to change anything I would try fox on the rear sense the ass end is so light. But I'm pretty darn happy!
     
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  19. May 5, 2016 at 12:19 PM
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    For the price I doubt you can find any better..but thats just my opinion.
     
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  20. May 5, 2016 at 12:20 PM
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    Did you AAL the rear with the 5160's? I've got the 5160's in the back as well but i'm running 2" blocks (i know, i know) and rides like complete arse!! Wondering how yours rides?
     

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